Mary Mary Interview with Shofar Magazine' s P.K. Mickens
Erica & Tina Campbell
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On July 18th-Saturday night, 8:50pm, Intermission. The lobby of
the Jacksonville, FL Times Union Center was swamped with anticipated fans, both young and old.
Many fans kept it casual with a nice dress or laid back suit. Others were
decked out in bedazzled “I Luh God,” or “It’s the God in Me,” t-shirts.
recent controversy and the unanswered reveal of their career as a duo, I was
not sure what to expect at the concert that night. But when the lights hit that
stage and the Grammy Award Winning Mary Mary kicked it off with their compelling
single “Heaven,” all speculation and rumors left the building.
hour, the Campbell sisters uplifted their fans’ hearts with nine songs;two
of which were from their individual albums or projects. From their debut single
“Shackles,” to their current song (from their hit television series) “Go Get
It,” Mary Mary filled the room with God’s spirit and music notes we all wish we
their concert stand out was their ability to break the barriers (and internet)
by cleaning their own dirty laundry.
doctors told me I would never be able to hold that long of a note again,” said
older sister Erica Campbell, who shared her testimony on her health to her fans
that night. “What my doctors didn’t know was my God always has the final say.”
Campbell shared a bit of her current life story as well, touching on the
subject of her unfaithful husband and problems with anger.
to be inspiring when you don’t feel inspired,” the baby sister said. “I really
had the mindset of wanting to take people out…but I knew I couldn’t give Satan
atmosphere in the Moran Theatre was something unexplainable; it was deeper than
a bunch of fans coming together who knew every song from each album. It was
even more than the feeling of being at church for an hour long praise and
worship. What Mary Mary successfully accomplished was allowing their fans,
sinners or saints, to feel the work of God in that room. Their voices not only
showed that they still got it at 43 and 41, but also that you are able to come
to God as who you are, whether three steps forward in life or five steps back.
concert ended with Erica’s latest and controversial hit, “I Luh God,” leaving
everyone singing along with high spirits. As Mary Mary’s fans bid farewell for
now, they were able to leave with knowing in spite of popular belief, the
sisters we have grown to love will still be a dynamic duo with solo careers on